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Shawn

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Red Rocks
« on: November 24, 2002, 10:26:53 AM »

Well I would rather be going to the Canadian Rockies but am off to Vegas next week instead.  I guess life could be worse.  I will have 4 or 5 free days on this trip and am looking for beta and recommended routes at Red Rocks.  Some days I will only have time for quick sport routes but I do have a few full days and want to do some longer trad routes.  Thanks.
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Re: Red Rocks
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2002, 08:34:05 PM »

2 Classics:

Prince of Darkness

Dream of Wild Turkeys

Right next to each other.  Camping sucks - stay at the Belagio.  Eat the buffet!  Have tons of sex at many Whore Houses  ;D

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Re: Red Rocks
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2002, 04:29:15 AM »

Epinephrin(sp?) and Crimson Chrysalis, 2 total classics.

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Re: Red Rocks
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2002, 05:34:06 AM »

Had hoped to do Prince of Darkness and or Dream of Wild Turkeys.  Don't think I'll be doing Epenephrine - approach plus a four hour walk off leaves me about 4 hours of daylight to do 18 pitches.  How cold will it be in the canyons this time of year?  Heard routes are quite soft there too compared with the east?
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Re: Red Rocks
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2002, 06:45:43 AM »

Epinephrine is right next to Dream of Wild Turkeys.  Like ten minutes further walk up the canyon.  As far as weather - you should be golden - bring a fleece. or windbreaker.  The approach to all of these climbs is a tad long but easy.  The ratings are comparible to here but there is more fixed gear.  The sandstone is worldclass.  Have fun and did I say whore house?  whoops - i meant brothels!
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Re: Red Rocks
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2002, 06:59:23 AM »

Epinepherine is one of my top 10 routes i've ever climbed!
If you use a 60 meter rope and take each pitch (including the chimney pitches) all the way to the end of the rope, you can do epinepherine in 9-11 pitches.  We were really intimidated by the route when we first did it.  but it's a cruiser.  We are by no means, Hauns F. or Dean P. and we did the route in about 5 1/2 hours.  we did have trouble on the descent, but if you just follow the ridge down to the top of Frogland you'll be all set!
Everyone i have suggested the route to has been psyced.
send it!
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Re: Red Rocks
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2002, 07:21:01 PM »

and BTW Frogland is the balls!!!

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Re: Red Rocks
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2002, 09:30:30 PM »

frogland is great
and fyi according to greg barnes' latest post on rec.climbing he's now replaced a whole bunch more bolts out in red rocks including on frogland
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Re: Red Rocks
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2002, 08:29:58 AM »

for a long moderate frogland is surely the way to go...definitely way better than crimson c....though E is also fantastic. look up dark shadows as well for a moderate, and forget turkeys and the prince....not very interesting climbing...if you want to clip bolts just go to the gallery...its a cool spot....and for a long hard route that really killer go after leavitation....have fun. the camping is fine too....and much cheaper than any of the hotel/casinos....if you really need a room because its way cold or anything...look up the showcase
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Re: Red Rocks
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2002, 08:31:18 AM »

just realized your post was forever ago...sorry dude, wish i had been able to give you the info. sooner
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Re: Red Rocks
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2002, 07:21:41 AM »

No problem...we ended up having a great trip!  Best thing we did was Solar Slab...moderate, but really, really long.  Wanted to do frogland but it was always busy...people leaving the campground every morning at 5 am to get on it....
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